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Scarcity in Excess: The Built Environment and the Economic Crisis in Iceland

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ISBN-10: 1940291321

ISBN-13: 9781940291321

Edition: 2014

Authors: Arna Mathiesen, Thomas Forget, Giambattista Zaccariotto

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After a period of extraordinary economic growth at the turn of the twenty-first century, the economy of Iceland collapsed into the deepest and most rapid peacetime fiscal crisis ever recorded. Seeing the development of the capital area through the lens of scarcity, triggered new urban and regional questions and ecological approaches to design. This book considers both the crash and its aftermath as an opportunity to distil an intense snapshot of how ecological and human systems are interrelated, and how different ways of wiring those systems might lead to better and more resilient solutions. This publication derives from a case study on the built environment in the Reykjavik capital area in…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Actarbirkhauser
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English